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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
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Description: Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the...
Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.
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Ensure you get the headsets for a little extra to gain the most from your visit. The descriptions enhance your experience. This is a truly amazing museum which has been one for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ensure you get the headsets for a little extra to gain the most from your visit. The descriptions enhance your experience. This is a truly amazing museum which has been one for over 300 years. The art of print is taken for granted by most of us. What they did centuries ago to create the books and manuscripts of the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I can only marvel about the uniqueness of the building and its contents as I walk around, and the miracle of its survival. This is the rarest type of historic building- churches and castles are common enough, but a business- how did it survive for so long, with all its records, books, tools and fittings. Incredible! To take information and... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A fabulous place - filled with history about the beginning and heydays of early printing. If there is one place to visit in Antwerp, this is it (now that our extraordinary Museum of Fine Arts is being renovated - read: maimed - until 2017 for unfathomable reasons, as are so many decisions in my city). It's also a place of... More 

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San Fran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You should visit this museum if you have an interest in how books were produced from the early days through the 19th century. One of a kind collection of materials displayed in the house. A tour through Belgium history through books. Make sure you go there pretty caffeinated; its dark inside (to protect the books). As a note, make sure... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a touching visit. First I wasn't so interested in it, but since I was with friends I jump into it. What a good idea!!! A tour inside a well preserved house, with family and printting items and records. Wonderful antiques, old books. A impressive trip to the past.

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india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Century Old museum with some superbs works like printing stuffs and books worth a mention..Liked those age old printing equipment.quiet place to visit at Antwerp

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Plouhinec, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful collection of self-printed maps, books and designs from one of the oldest and most famous printer from early book printing history. Including a preserved part of the print shop itself. Really nice atmosphere: quiet and a lot of art in an authentic setting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We found the museum to be interesting but there's only so many old prints and books you can look at before it all starts to look the same. While there was some amount of printing equipment on display, it only fills a room or two. The building is beautiful and features some nice period details like leather-lined walls but on... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A large museum with some variety: paintings and a display of old printing presses and other equipment, cards and thick, old books. A bit different from most museums in Antwerp which focus on painters. It wasn't very busy when I visited, but it's definitely worth a look.

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I went with my mom, and we enjoyed seeing the centuries old letterpress printers, printing dies,as well as other printing equipment and tools. There are so many examples of printing here - Bibles, maps, newspapers and more. The building itself is also quite interesting, as it was the printers' home. Worth a visit if you like printing!

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Address: Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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